Monday, March 18th, 2019

Aizuri Quartet teams up with five rising composers to present new project, Intricate Machines, in free Atrium performance at Weis Center

Internationally-distinguished string quartet, Aizuri Quartet, will present a new project, Intricate Machines, on Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m. in the Atrium of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is free and tickets are not required. General admission seating is first-come, first-seated. Celebrating America’s compositional diversity and talent, Intricate Machines pairs the acclaimed Aizuri Quartet with rising American composers Nina C. Young, Sky Macklay, Daniel Temkin, Phil Taylor, and Katherine Balch. The five works on the program were all written since 2013. Co-curated with composers Daniel Temkin and Phil Taylor, the project features composers of diverse styles, […]

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Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Special Valentine’s Day Ticket Promo: Buy One, Get One Free for Upcoming Jazz and Flamenco Dance Shows

This Valentine’s Day, give your special someone the gift of the performing arts! On Thursday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15, the Weis Center is offering a special Buy One, Get One (BOGO) ticket offer for Rene Marie’s jazz performance on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. AND Farruquito’s flamenco dance performance on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. More info about Rene Marie: https://www.bucknell.edu/about-bucknell/weis-center-for-the-performing-arts/weis-center-2018-19-season/ren%C3%A9-marie.html More info about Farruquito: https://www.bucknell.edu/about-bucknell/weis-center-for-the-performing-arts/weis-center-2018-19-season/farruquito.html Now is the perfect time to share your love of music or dance with your sweetheart. Buy one ticket, receive the second ticket free. Offer expires at midnight on Friday, […]

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Monday, February 4th, 2019

Mexican Folk Music Comes to Weis Center in Free Family Discovery Performance

View Sonia’s new video! Mexican folk music will be performed by Sonia De Los Santos and her multicultural band on Monday, February 18 at 2 p.m. at the Weis Center. Note that this takes place on a school holiday, President’s Day. The Family Discovery performance is free and tickets are not required. It is suggested for ages 4 and older and the run time is 60 minutes, no intermission. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need. A free educational study guide is available for this performance and includes information […]

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Monday, January 28th, 2019

Free World Music Performance at Weis Center Will Bridge Japanese and Indian Cultures

Koto visionary Yumi Kurosawa will be joined by world-renowned tabla player Anubrata Chatterjee for a performance that bridges the cultures of Japan and India on Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The performance illuminates the deep-rooted similarities of their craft while highlighting their affinity and respect for one another as virtuosic performers. Kurosawa and Chatterjee spin mesmerizing musical tales as they enchant the audience and reinforce the powerful idea of music as a means to enhance the collaborative spirit of the global community. About Yumi Kurosawa […]

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Monday, January 14th, 2019

St. Olaf Orchestra to perform free classical concert at Weis Center, Acclaimed violinist Sarah Chang featured

St. Olaf Orchestra, featuring Sarah Chang on violin, will perform on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is free and tickets are not required.  The performance is family-friendly and is suggested for grades 5 and above. Named “one of the best college orchestras in the nation” by Time magazine’s Richard Ostling, the St. Olaf Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra known for its passionate music-making and professional-level performances. Founded in 1906, the ensemble has been heralded as one of the best collegiate orchestras in the country and was named the winner of the 2013 American Prize for […]

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Friday, January 11th, 2019

Jazz Vocalist Performs Free Concert in Weis Center Atrium

Jazz vocalist Charenée Wade will bring her classic jazz sound to the stage on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. Charenée Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. The first artist ever to enter two Thelonious Monk Vocal competitions, she walked away from the second one in 2010 with instant buzz, coming in second to her new friend Cécile McLorin Salvant. Known for expert vocal improvisation and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to […]

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Monday, September 10th, 2018

Performance Review: David Power and Willie Kelly Bring Traditional Irish Music to Weis Center Atrium

In the Atrium of the Weis Center, it’s a full house. The audience watches the sun set through the glass-panel walls as Willie Kelly and David Powers take their position on the stage at the base of the spiraling staircase. After a brief introduction by Kathryn Maguet the musicians lift their instruments and, without wasting another breath, begin to play, transporting the audience back into the history of Ireland. David Power of Ireland and Willie Kelly, a native of New Jersey, brought an uniquely Irish experience the Central Pennsylvania with their free performance on Thursday night, September 6th, at 7:30 […]

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Traditional Irish Music Comes to Weis Center in Free Performance

David Power, one of Ireland’s foremost uilleann pipers will join beloved New Jersey fiddler Willie Kelly to bring traditional Irish music to Central PA when they perform on Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free pre-performance talk with the artists on the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Their collaborative new album Apples in Winter has received rave reviews. The Irish Echo says, “There’s a magic to Apples in Winter that will resonate with people […]

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Monday, August 13th, 2018

Weis Center to Offer Free Outdoor Concert to Kick-Off New Season

Banda Magda will perform their unique style of French pop, Latin and jazz music on Thursday, August 23 at 6 p.m. outside on the Weis Center Plaza to kick off the Weis Center’s new 2018-19 season. The family-friendly performance is free and tickets are not required. The rain location is the Weis Center Atrium. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic. A free pre-performance lecture with the artists will take place the same day as the performance at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Led by Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda […]

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Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Jazz Saxophonist to give free concert at Weis Center

Jazz saxophonist Melissa Aldana will perform on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and tickets are not required. There will be a free pre-performance talk immediately before the performance, from 6:45-7:15 p.m. The band will include Melissa Aldana on Saxophone, Sam Harris on Piano, Pablo Menares on Bass, and Tommy Crane on Drums. Acclaimed tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana follows up her 2014 Concord release Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio album with the explorative and deeply swinging Back Home, this time released on the Wommusic label. The New York Times calls […]

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